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Jeep’s flagship SUV is refined, capable

By Ann M. Job Those who thought sport-utility vehicles were going the way of the dodo were wrong. SUVs haven’t died off amid higher gasoline prices. To the contrary, Jeep’s flagship SUV, the Grand Cherokee, just posted its best June sales in the United States since 2005 and is up 38 percent so far this […]

July 06, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

First NATO truck crosses Pakistan border

CHAMAN, Pakistan — The first truck carrying supplies to American and NATO troops in Afghanistan has crossed the Pakistani border after a seven-month closure of the supply routes by Pakistan ended earlier this week. The reopening is a rare bright spot in relations between the U.S. and Pakistan, which had closed the routes in retaliation […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Nats beat Bumgarner, Giants

WASHINGTON — At a time when he’s usually sleeping or eating breakfast back home in San Francisco, Madison Bumgarner was on the mound facing the Washington Nationals. Maybe it was the early starting time, or the way the ball carried on a steamy day in the nation’s capital that led to his uncharacteristically poor performance. […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Moss leads A’s to sweep of Red Sox

OAKLAND — Brandon Moss might just make Boston miss him yet. Moss homered among his three hits for the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday’s 3-2 win and completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox. He finished 6-for-8 with five RBIs and three runs scored against his former club that traded him away. “Playing against a […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Twitter helps find dog that took train to Dublin

By Shawn Pogatchnik DUBLIN — When Patch hopped aboard the train to Dublin, it took the power of Twitter to reunite the dog with his owner. Irish Rail sent a “Lost dog!” tweet with a photo attachment after the Jack Russell terrier arrived with Wednesday morning commuters on a train from rural Kilcock, County Kildare, […]

July 05, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Mexico’s leftists again question presidential vote

By Olga R. Rodriguez MEXICO CITY — Pre-election polls on Mexico’s presidential vote had projected that leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador would lose by a double-digit margin. But with 99 percent of the vote tallied in the preliminary count, Lopez Obrador of the Democratic Revolution Party trails by just six percentage points behind […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Fatal crash grounds key part of firefighting fleet

By Dan Elliott and Mead Gruver COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Air Force air tankers fighting wildfires across the nation were grounded as investigators looked into what caused the deadly crash of a military cargo plane fighting a South Dakota blaze over the weekend. The decision by the military to put seven C-130s on an indefinite […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

A’s top Red Sox as Parker pitches well

OAKLAND — Jarrod Parker looked as if he might finally run into a rough start after falling behind just two batters into the game. After that, it was a typical Parker outing. Parker matched an obscure mark by allowing one run or less for the 10th time in 14 career starts, pitching the Oakland Athletics […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Cavendish wins Stage 2 but Cancellara keeps overall Tour lead

TOURNAI, Belgium — Mark Cavendish led a tight sprint to the finish Monday to win the second stage of the Tour de France, while Fabian Cancellara retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey after the mostly flat ride across Belgium. The top overall standings didn’t change as defending champion Cadel Evans of Australia and fellow title […]

July 03, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Latos tosses 2-hitter as Reds beat Giants

By Janie McCauley SAN FRANCISCO — Just when San Francisco’s pitching staff had all the momentum from four straight shutouts, Cincinnati’s starters stole it right away. And Mat Latos stymied the Giants — as he so often does. Latos pitched a two-hitter to win his career-best seventh straight decision, beating San Francisco for the second […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

Eastern U.S. storms kill 13, cut power to millions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a heat wave. Power officials said the outages wouldn’t be repaired for several days to a […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Hamilton, Perez lift Rangers past A’s 7-2

ARLINGTON, Texas — Josh Hamilton hasn’t been fazed by his June woes at the plate. The Texas Rangers slugger put those struggles behind him in the fifth inning, coming through with a powerful swing to help make 21-year-old Martin Perez a winner in his first career start. He hit a three-run home run to cap […]

July 01, 2012 | Posted in Pro Sports | Tagged ,

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